Michael Cole has been with WWE for a very long time and his voice is a staple on the company’s television broadcasts at this point. Cole has done pretty much everything he can for the company, including wrestle. He really thrives behind the commentary test, and Booker T understands that all too well.
During his Hall of Fame Radio Show, Booker T opened up about what Michael Cole does on WWE television. He made it clear that nobody understands exactly how much goes into Cole’s job. You must do three things at once, playing a delicate game of calling the action and keeping up with everything else going on backstage and in your headset.
“The thing is, people don’t understand. That’s what it is. People rip Michael Cole, but they really don’t understand the details of that business, what that job really entails, how hard it really, truly is, and how good Michael Cole really, truly is. You just can’t think you can talk and do that job. It doesn’t work that way. You have to be working three different jobs at one time. You have to have so much in your head. I’ll tell you, I don’t know anyone that does it better. People can say, ‘He’s kissing up to the company. Whatever.’ I don’t kiss up. It’s just not something that I do. Michael Cole is damn good at what he does, and I challenge anybody to step into that spot and think they can do it better. I’m just saying this as seriously as I possibly can.”
Michael Cole has been places alongside many partners in his career. He is currently with Pat McAfee, and Cole himself even said that McAfee helped revitalize his career. We’ll have to see how much longer Cole stays on the commentary table, but it’s hard to imagine him not being with WWE at this point.
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Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote